Blood is a drug

On the way home from the hospital at midnight (complete with appendix) I made the mistake of telling the cab driver that I still didn’t know my blood type. This led to the cab driver telling me about a blood biologist expert (who happened to be a Jehovah’s Witness….) who had pronounced that transfusion blood (even of the right type) would be a banned drug if it were ever tested. So what if we need a transfusion I asked? Well, apparently, safer artificial alternatives are available.

I wonder where on the list of dangerous drugs other people’s blood would fit. Below tobacco probably; but above alcohol?

And as for a safe alternative, albeit in moderation (of course), I add alcohol to my blood regularly, and it seems to be quite effective.

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